“We cast Laura because she is the embodiment of Supergirl — she has warmth, beauty and she can kick some serious ass,” said executive producer Al Gough.
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Former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Washington Joins ‘Bionic Woman’
“He’s a wonderful actor … and he became available,” Silverman said. “I started talking to him before he was available. … I didn’t have any idea — when he told me he was available, I was like ‘What? I don’t understand. You’re a star on a huge TV show.’ I didn’t quite understand what was going on there.” Silverman was referring to the now-famous incident in which Washington used a homophobic slur during an argument with fellow Grey’s Anatomy cast mate Patrick Dempsey. Under intense pressure, Washington later apologized and even made a public service announcement warning others of the power of words. But, his contract was not renewed, leaving him free to join the cast of Bionic Woman.
Silverman believes that Washington’s acting ability speaks for itself, and viewers will become so involved with his character on the show that they’ll be able to leave the controversy behind. “The bottom line is he’s a wonderful actor . . . [and] that’s what I think people will respond to,” he said.
‘Smallville’ Announces Supergirl Casting Pick!!
with her escape pod and she wound up staying in suspended animation for 16 years. Clark is unaware of her existance until she makes her appearance in town, awoken from her slumber by a disastrous flood which activates the wake cycle of her escape pod. Rather than looking after Kal-El, he ends up having to look out for her, now that he is the eldest in the family. It proves to be difficult, due to her advanced abilities (including flight) and her obsession with pop culture.
Smallville returns to the CW with new episodes later this year.
Smallville DVDs going HD
deleted scenes and a special on fans of the show. There will, of course, also be a “making of” documentary.
Season Five was also released on HD-DVD, however, season six marks the first ever Blu-ray edition of the popular show.
The New ‘Dr Who’ Companion Is . . .
However, Agyeman does have a two-year contract with the franchise, which Davies intends to honor. She’s already scheduled for a three-episode guest spot on Torchwood, and will likely return for another three-episode storyline on Doctor Who. Though Agyeman’s character left in the third season finale, the door has been left open for her to make a reappearance at any time; however, it’s being called “highly unlikely” that she’ll be invited to return to the franchise after her contract is up.
Executive producer Russell T. Davies called Tate “an absolute star” and said he was “delighted that one of Britain’s greatest talents has agreed to join us for the fourth [season]. . . Viewers can expect more ambitious storylines and a whole host of guest stars in 2008.” Tate, meanwhile, said she was “delighted to be returning to Doctor Who. I had a blast last Christmas and look forward to traveling again through time and space with that nice man from Gallifrey.”
John Glover Talks ‘Smallville’
That’s one of the challenges of Smallville. I don’t think they thought it would be on this long. They kind of planned on four years, the high-school years,” said Glover. “As long as Lionel stays interesting . . . ”
He also lamented the loss of Annette O’Toole, who has played Martha Kent on the show since it’s beginnings. “I’m going to miss Martha! There’s nothing to be done… unless I write her a love letter. I don’t know if they’ll deal with it on the show but [her] contract’s up and I don’t think she’s coming back,” he said. Glover said he would especially miss the playful flirting going on between their characters. He didn’t comment on the rumors of yet another new cast member joining the show, in addition to Clark’s cousin Kara aka Supergirl. Some sources are reporting that Lois (Kristin Kreuk) will have a new love interest this season in Greg, a hunky new editor-in-chief for The Daily Planet.